Martello tower, photo by Erik Simpson

Episode 5: Lotus Eaters


The characters of Lotus Eaters, from our Ulysses Character Project


Walking Ulysses, from Boston College, including historical and contemporary maps of Dublin for each episode

The places (beyond Dublin) of Lotus Eaters, from our Global Ulysses Project


Scans and transcriptions of the 1922 first edition (and related materials) from The Modernist Versions Project

Robert Craven's Ulysses Concordance for Lotus Eaters, from his Ulysses Concordance


The Wikipedia summary of the whole novel

From Gerry Carlin and Mair Evans, notes on Lotus Eaters


Joyce wrote two schemata of Ulysses for his friends Carlo Linati and Stuart Gilbert; they are now known as the Linati Schema and the Gilbert Schema, respectively. Each schema outlines the fundamental structure of the novel. The schemata were not intended for widespread distribution, but after they were published, they became an important part of scholars' and readers' conversations about Ulysses. The following section combines the two schemata to give a collated version for Lotus Eaters.

Time (Linati): 9am-10am
Hour (Gilbert): 10am
Scene (Gilbert): The Bath
Color (Linati): Dark brown
Color (Gilbert): -
People (Linati): Euryloches, Polites, Ulysses, Nausicaa
Science/art (Linati): Chemistry
Art (Gilbert): Botany / chemistry
Meaning (Linati): The temptation of faith
Technic (Linati): Dialogue, prayer, soliloquy
Technic (Gilbert): Narcissism
Organ (Linati): Skin
Organ (Gilbert): Genitals
Symbols (Linati): Host, penis in the bath, froth, flower, drugs, castration, oats
Symbol (Gilbert): Eucharist

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Essays

5.43 Science

5.68 Anarchy

Line References in Ashplant Materials: Lexicon

5.01 Sober

5.01 Key and Quay

5.62 Flower

5.248 Flower

5.289 Mary/merry/marry

5.409 Curious

5.431 Flower

5.431 Mary/merry/marry

5.502 Curious

5.566 Host

5.567 Pale

5.569 Flower

5.570 Limp

5.570 Limp

5.571 Bloom